Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Lexington, SC
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Re: Axle Bearing Problems
You just have to check the bearings, by pulling off the hub. You can jack up the jeep and twist the tire and turn it looking for play, but i think that is decieving. It takes a little time to pull the hub, but it worse that hearing the sound of a roasted bearing. I also think some people are just cursed with bad bearings. I have roasted many bearings with my CJ. I do ride in alot of water, and i don't have the best maitenance record, but i try to check them to make sure they are ok. I have other friends who seem to have the same curse. Some people are lucky and don't have problems with bearings.
Dan Stewart 1963 CJ5 "Caloosa Jeepers" member